Nell Leyshon, whose play Bedlam won critical acclaim when it played here at the Globe in 2010, has been appointed as a Trustee of the Globe Theatre. Commenting on her appointment, Leyshon said: “I am thrilled to be appointed Trustee as I am passionate about the Globe, and believe in the value of writers’ voices on boards. I look forward to using my extensive experience and skills to support the staff and my fellow board members.” Neil Constable, our Chief Executive, said: “I am delighted to welcome Nell. As a successful and prolific playwright and author, she brings a breadth of creative experience and skills to our Board. Her many successful years of work across the creative industry will be a fantastic addition to support our theatre, research, education, exhibition and commercial activities. With her wealth of theatre industry knowledge and enthusiasm, her voice will be highly valued at the Globe. ” Nell Leyshon was born and grew up in Somerset, attending art college and a first career in film before attending the University of Southampton as a mature student. After graduating she focused on writing; her first novel, Black Dirt, was published by Picador in May 2004. It was long-listed for ...
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